Information disclosure in Microsoft Internet Explorer

Published: 2014-09-09 00:00:00 | Updated: 2017-03-11
Severity Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2013-7331
CVSSv3 6.9 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:N/E:F/RL:O/RC:C]
CWE ID CWE-200
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software Microsoft Internet Explorer
Vulnerable software versions Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
Microsoft Internet Explorer 10
Microsoft Internet Explorer 9

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Vendor URL Microsoft

Security Advisory

1) Information disclosure

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.

The weakness exists due to information disclosure vulnerability in Microsoft XMLDOM ActiveX component. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Web page, trick the victim into visiting it and check for the presence of local drive letters, directory names, files, as well as internal network addresses or websites.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in information disclosure on the vulnerable system.

Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.

Remediation

Install update from vendor's website.

External links

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms14-052

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